Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Midweek Mini - Be Happy File Box

This is my project for this weeks - Midweek Mini......
While looking at the beautiful boxes for last weeks 3 x 3 box tutorial over at splitcoaststampers, one lady made a mini file box. I fell in love with it and thought I would have a go for my Midweek Mini. Check out Beckys lovely box here.

The cardstock I used is Ruby Red, Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral and whisper white. Same for the inkpads.
This is the mini file box with the 3 cards and embossed envelopes inside. You could probably get another card and envelope in it.
The base card is 14.8cm x 7.4cm, you can get 4 of these size cards from one sheet of A4 and you will be left with a strip for punching. I stamped the flower from Be Happy stamp set and cut it out. I then added a large clear SU button with some Mellow Moss ribbon threaded through the middle. I added a glue dot to the back to attach it to the flower. I embossed a strip 7.4cm x 3cm of Ruby Red with Floral Fantasy embossing folder and edge this with some Cameo Coral. I stamped the Enjoy in Mellow Moss and cut it out then added this to the layer. The flower was added to the card with a 3D Dimensional.
The base card is Ruby Red and the same folder was used on all the cards and box. I stamped the smile image in Cameo Coral and punched it out using the 1 1/4 circle punch, then added some cameo coral using the 1 3/8 circle punch and lastly I added a scallop circle in Ruby Red. I used my white gel pen to add some dots in the scallops and some Mellow Moss ribbon to finish.
I love this card best out of all 3. Its the same size but I trimmed of 1.5cm from the front edge and used my corner rounder punch to do the scallop edge. I added some Ruby Red embossed cardstock before the stamped tag from the Be Happy stamp set. The flowers were punched out using the Three for You Punch Box punch and the brads are SU silver ones.
On the front of the box the flower at the front was punched out of embossed card, which I will definately do again, it looks so cute!


Inking Idaho said...

This is awesome! I absolutely love, love, love what you've done with it! Thank you for linking back to my blog for instructions :o)

Hayley said...

This is gorgeous - I love popping over to your blog I get so many great ideas and learn loads every time. Thank you

Anonymous said...

I say Jen - these are rather cool. Brill job. Peta x

Rhonda said...

These are fabulous! You did a great job on those cute little cards, and that envelope is the best! Isn't Becky's little box the cutest thing. I have had the instructions for a couple of days but had not had a chance to make one yet. I really love Becky's blog, she has some great stuff.
Thanks so much for sharing~

Jenny said...

I've done a box file folder thing - I really enjoyed making it!!